Physical Chemistry – Gilbert William Castellan – 2nd Edition


Chemistry provides with an in-depth fundamental treatment of chemistry. At the same time, the treatment is made easy to follow by giving full step-by-step derivations, clear explanations and by avoiding advanced unfamiliar to students. Necessary math and have thorough review sections. Worked examples are followed by a practice exercise.

is the quantitative study of the physical properties of matter, their transformations. The properties of macroscopic matter at equilibrium (such as the relationships among temperature, pressure, and volume in gases; heat capacity of solids; solubility of saturated solutions; melting and boiling temperatures; and of electrolyte solutions, to name a few) are historically among the earlier interests of physical chemistry. All of the examples mentioned just above belong to the subject of , a remarkable science which unified a wide variety of empirical laws under the broader concepts of energy and entropy.

Table of Content

  1. Some Fundamental Chemical Concepts
  2. Empirical Properties of Gases
  3. Real Gases
  4. The Structure of Gases
  5. Some Properties of Liquids and Solids
  6. The Laws of Thermodynamics: Generalities and the Zerothe Law
  7. Energy and the First Law of Thermodynamics: Thermochemistry
  8. Introduction to the Second Law of Thermodynamics
  9. Properties of the Entropy and the Third Law of Thermodynamics
  10. Spontaneity and Equilibrium
  11. Systems of Variable Composition: Chemical Equilibrium
  12. Phase Equilibrium in Simple Systems: The Phase Rule
  13. Solutions ? The ideal Solution and Colligative Properties
  14. Solutions ? More Than One Volatile Component; The ideal Dilute Solution
  15. Equilibria Between Condensed Phases
  16. Equilibria in Nonideal Systems
  17. Equilibria in Electronchmical Cells
  18. Surface Phenomena
  19. The Structure of Matter
  20. Introduction to Quantum Mechanical Principles
  21. The Quantum Mechanics of Some Simple Systems
  22. The Hydrogen Atom
  23. The Covalent Bond
  24. Atomic Spectroscopy
  25. Molecular Spectroscopy
  26. Intermolecular Forces
  27. Structure of Solids
  28. Electronic Structure and Macroscopic Properties
  29. Structure and Thermodynamic Properties
  30. Transport Properties
  31. Electrical Conduction
  32. Chemical Kinetics ? Empirical Laws and Mechanism
  33. Chemical Kinetics ? Theoretical Aspects
  34. Chemical Kinetics ? Heterogeneous Reactions, electrolysis, Photochemistry
  35. Polymers

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